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Ingest Sony HDR-550 AVCHD .MTS files in Final Cut Pro 7

Cannot ingest Sony HDR-550 AVCHD .MTS files in FCP 7? Don't worry, transcode AVCHD raw footage to FCP 7 compatible format would be helpful and below article tells you how to import Sony AVCHD files to FCP 7 for video editing.

"I'm using a Sony camcorder AVCHD HDR-XR550, I import the raw footages and expect to edit them in Final Cut Pro (7 or X), then export the video in native. The problem is I had difficulty importing Sony mts videos into FCP. Did I miss something?"

The Sony Handycam HDR series are high definition camcorders that record 1920 x 1080 HD videos in the 24Mbps AVCHD format. The shooting quality of the Sony HDR series is impressive and many people would love to use this camcorder to shoot video footages about daily life and share with family members and friends. But it turns out to be a pain if you attend to edit Sony HDR-550 AVCHD .MTS videos in FCP 7 on Mac because of unsupported video codec and format of source media. How to ingest Sony HDR-550 AVCHD MTS video footages in Final Cut Pro 7?

In below article, we would offer you a brief instruction about how to convert AVHCD MTS files from Sony HDR-550 to FCP 7 compatible format.

How to Ingest Sony HDR-550 AVCHD .MTS files in Final Cut Pro 7?

Step 1. Load Sony HDR-550 MTS videos to Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

Backup Sony AVCHD MTS videos from Sony HDR camcorder to local computer, run Pavtube MTS to FCP 7 Converter on your Mac computer, drag and drop your source mts videos to software, or click "Add Video" icon for file import.

Step 2. Choose Final Cut Pro 7 friendly format.

From the "Format" drop-down list, find and choose the perfect profile preset for Final Cut Pro 7: Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

Step 3. Custom profile preset. (Optional)

You are allowed to adjust profile parameters including video codec, file size, bit rate, and frame rate to get better video display quality.

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-550 AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 7.

Click the big "Convert" button on application main surface to start conversion process. After a successful conversion, click "Open" icon and you could find the generated .MOV files.

Step 5. Import Sony HDR-550 AVCHD MTS videos in Final Cut Pro 7.

Launch Final Cut Pro 7, choose "File > Import > Files...", and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add.

The correct way to Ingest and Import AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7

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